Ukraine - Roshen

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Ukraine - Roshen

Country: Ukraine
Best-selling candy: Roshen
Who makes it: Roshen Confectionery
Annual sales: $121 million
What is it: Assorted candies

Roshen calls itself the largest confectionery manufacturer in Ukraine. More than 200 kinds of sweets, including chocolate, fruit jellies, cookies, and cakes, are produced in four factories throughout the country. The company took in almost $121 million in sales, up from just $48 million in 2001.